How hard is it usually to be invited to a live audition for a section position in a major orchestra (big five)? How does this change when auditioning for a maybe considered less prestigious orchestra (e.g. LA Phil, Baltimore, NSO, Minnesota, etc... not saying those are not as good).
What is the average percentage of players who get their tapes accepted? What qualifications do those usually have (still in school, BM, MM, professional experience, etc...)?
Thanks a lot for your answers.